Great Performances

S48 E9 | CLIP

Lea Salonga's "A Whole New World"

Lea Salonga performs one of her classic songs from the Disney musical, "Aladdin" with a member of the audience.

AIRED: November 27, 2020 | 0:02:58
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TRANSCRIPT

Lea Salonga: Do you want to do this?

[audience cheering]

Okay, this is not a plant.

If he is awful, then you know it's not a plant.

Stand there where it's red, on that little red bit of tape.

For your sake this had better be good.

Abraham: Yes, actually...

LS: What's your name, first of all?

A: My name is Abraham.

LS: Abraham.

A: Yes.

LS: Where are you from?

I mean besides that you're from the Philippines.

Are you from Sydney?

A: Yes.

LS: You live in Sydney. What do you do?

A: I look after the elderly, like nursing.

LS: You're a nurse!

[audience cheering and laughing]

LS: This could not have gone any better than that.

Handa ka na ba? Are you ready?

A: Yes!

LS: Okay, so here we go!

"A Whole New World" from Disney's "Aladdin."

♪ I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid ♪

♪ Tell me, princess, now when did ♪ You last let your heart decide? ♪

♪ I can open your eyes Take you wonder by wonder ♪

♪ Over, sideways and under On a magic carpet ride ♪

♪ A whole new world A new fantastic point of view ♪

♪ No one to tell us, "No" Or where to go ♪

♪ Or say we're only dreaming A whole new world ♪

♪ A dazzling place I never knew ♪ But when I'm way up here

♪ It's crystal clear That now I'm in a whole new world with you ♪

♪ Now I'm in a whole new world with you ♪ Unbelievable sights

♪ Indescribable feeling ♪ Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling ♪

♪ Through an endless diamond sky ♪ A whole new world (don't you dare close your eyes) ♪

♪ A hundred thousand things to see (hold your breath, it gets better) ♪

♪ I'm like a shooting star, I've come so far ♪ I can't go back to where I used to be ♪

♪ A whole new world (every turn, a surprise) ♪

♪ With new horizons to pursue (every moment, red-letter) ♪

♪ I'll chase them anywhere, there's time to spare ♪

♪ Let me share this whole new world with you ♪

♪ A whole new world (a whole new world) ♪

♪ That's where we'll be (that's where we'll be) ♪

♪ A thrilling chase (a wondrous place) ♪

♪ For you and me

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